Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Year
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
Supporting Students' Science Success

An effective curriculum supports science teachers in enhancing students' learning, understanding, and achievement. This...

Video 2015
Modifying A Core Curriculum

No one science curriculum can meet the needs of all students and teachers. Using lively animations, this video describes why teachers might want to modify a curriculum and provides examples of the kinds of modifications that teachers might make...

Video 2015
What is Effective Science Curriculum?

An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This lively, animated video gives you the inside scoop on what makes a curriculum effective and flags some...

Video 2016
Coherence in Science Instruction

"Content coherence"--ideas presented in a connected, sequential way--plays a big role in effective science instruction. Watch this video to find out how it works and how students benefit.

Video 2015
Harvesting A Sea of Data

This article provides a close-up look at EDC's and Stanford University's innnovative Ocean Tracks program. Ocean Tracks is a Web interface that provides students with free...

Publication 2015
Re-imagining A Curriculum Guide for Teachers in Digital Format: A Collaboration Crossing Geographical, Disciplinary, and Cultural Boundaries

In this white paper, one in a series of three, the authors share lessons learned from EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–...

Publication 2015
Zoom In

Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed by EDC in collaboration with history...

Publication 2015
Biology: Concepts & Practices

EDC's Biology: Concepts and Practices yearlong high school course curriculum fosters Grade 9-12 students' scientific and data literacy, builds their reading, writing, and oral communication skills, and challenges them to...

Publication 2015
Chemistry: Concepts & Practices

EDC's Chemistry: Concepts and Practices yearlong high school course curriculum fosters Grade 9-12 students' scientific and data literacy, builds their reading, writing, and oral communication skills, and challenges them to...

Publication 2015
Big Math for Little Kids: Preschool Curriculum Effectiveness

Published in Early Education and Development, this article presents findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial of Big Math for Little Kids—a curriculum designed to help teachers use play-based, developmentally appropriate...

Publication 2015
EDC Earth Science

Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school Earth Science course that is fully aligned to the Next Generation Science...

Publication 2015
Possible Worlds

This free website has been named a "Site of the Week" by eSchool News. The site offers free digital games and instructional resources targeted to help middle school science teachers address students' persistent misconceptions. The games...

Publication 2014
Electronic Teacher Guide Prototype

This is a prototype electronic teacher's guide for a 12-week genetics unit in the National Science Foundation-funded curriculum titled Foundation Science: Biology. The guide, which is based on an existing print guide, has a flexible...

Publication 2014
Oceans of Data Institute

EDC's Oceans of Data Institute is working to bring Big Data into the pre-college classroom. Its website offers an array of free resources, information about its current intiatives, and updates on its research, convenings of experts, and...

Publication 2014
Mathematical Practice Institute

EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute (MPI) offers a variety of free online resources, including the Habits of Mind blog, as well as professional development, technical assistance, curriculum...

Publication 2014
Supporting English Learners: Lessons Learned from Research

In this article published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, the authors provide a detailed description of a lesson that helps teachers engage English learners in mathematical thinking that is aligned with the eight Standards...

Publication 2014
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
Exploring Trees and Ponds Activity Guide: Winter Ponds

One of a three-part series, this Guide features activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photography, drawing, activity challenges, and scientific experiments. Written by EDC’s...

Publication 2014
Implementing Elementary Mathematics Materials: Supports and Student Outcomes

This paper presents the results of a mixed methods project that examined 12 districts’ implementation of K–5 mathematics materials. The authors found that fourth grade mathematics achievement gain scores were significantly correlated with the...

Publication 2014